PROFESSOR B. A. ADEWUMI
(Director, CENTS)

ABRIDGED BIO-DATA – PROFESSOR B. A. ADEWUMI
Full Name:                       ADEWUMI Babatunde Adewale, FNSE, FNIAE.
Position/Title:

  • Professor of Food Engineering
  • Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria.
  • Programme Leader, Agricultural Mechanization and Sustainable Environment (AMS), Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), FUNAAB.

Institution:                  Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria.
Email address:            adewumiba@funaab.edu.ng, adewumiba@gmail.com, babatunde_adewumi@yahoo.com
Telephone No.:            +234 803 388 5382
Professional Training/Education:

  • Certificate in Mgt of Higher Education Institutions (2012) – Galilee International Management Institute, Mizra, Israel.
  • Post Doctoral Certificate in Food Engg (2006) – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore India.
  • Ph. D in Storage and Processing Engineering (2005) – Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  • M. Sc. in Storage and Processing Engineering (1988) – University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • B. Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (1986) – University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (2006).
  • Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (2005)

Chronological List of Positions:

  • Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria (2000 – 2001)
  • UNU Visiting Research Fellow, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India (2005 – 2006)
  • Head, Agricultural Engineering Department, FUNAAB (2008 – 2012)
  • Head, Food Engineering Department, FUNAAB (2012 – 2013)
  • National Vice Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineering (2008 – 2012)
  • National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineering (2012 – 2016)
  • Management Board Member, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (2011 – 2013)
  • Council Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (2014)
  • Member, National Executive Committee, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineering (2016 to date)
  • Executive Council Member, Pan African Society of Agricultural Engineering (2015 to date)
  • Programme Leader, AMS, CEADESE, FUNAAB. (2014 – date)
  • Visiting Professor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria (2015 – 2016)
  • Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, FUNAAB (2017 to date)

List of up to Ten Publications related to the Proposed Centre:

  • Ogunlowo, A S., Agbetoye L. A. S., Adewumi. B. A. and Adesina. A. A. 2005.   The contributions of the Universities of Technology to the technology of food storage and processing in Nigeria FUTAJEET 4(1): 77-85. Nigeria.
  • Adewumi, B.  A. 2005. Providing livelihood for rural dwellers through efficient, simple technology, low cost mechanical systems. Proceedings of the III World Congress on Conservation Agriculture, organized by the African Network on Conservation Agriculture Nairobi, Kenya, 4pp. www.act.org.zw/postcongress/theme_10.asp.
  • Adewumi, B. A., Ogunlowo, A. S. and Ademosun, O. C. 2006. Investigating particle trajectory as a parameter for selecting the dimensions of cross flow classifier. CIGR Ejournal, VIII: 1-19, July, 2006. cigr-ejournal.tamu.edu/…/FP%2006%20007%20Adewumi%20final%20parts%201and%202%20combined%2020July2006.pdf. USA.
  • Adewumi, B. A., Ademosun, O. C and Ogunlowo, A. S. 2006. Preliminary investigation on the distribution and spread pattern of cowpea in cross flow grain separator. CIGR Ejournal, VIII: 1-12, Oct., 2006. cigr-ejournal.tamu.edu/submissions/volume8/FP%2006%20020%20Adewumi%20final%208Nov2006.pdf. USA.
  • Okunola, A. A.,   Adewumi, B. A. and Faseyi O. W. 2007. Large scale grain structures and   their management             in the humid part of Nigeria. . Transactions of the Nigerian Society of Engineers 42: (2): 31 – 40. Nigeria
  • Adewumi, B. A. 2007. Collaborative research in the development of food machinery for Africa. Proceedings of the Conference on Collaborative Research for Technological Development organized by Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda between 17th and 21st Dec., 2007, 10pp. http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:-EXJRueXHlcJ:tech.mak.ac.ug/site/Resources/papers/5.%2520ENGINEERING%2520MATERIALS%2520AND
  • Adewumi, B. A. 2008. Engineering education for agricultural and rural development in Africa. European Journal of Engineering Education 33(3): 321-330. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a794481560~db=all~order=page. Uk.
  • Adewumi, B. A. 2008. Fruit production and processing: Option for rural industrialization and poverty alleviation in Nigeria. In: Food, Health and Environmental Issues in Developing Countries: The Nigerian Situation, Adebooye, C. A., Taiwo, K. A. and Fatufe, A. A (Eds.). Book Project of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation published by Cuvillier Verlag Gottingen, Germany. Pg 43 – 53.
  • Adewumi, B. A. 2012. Transformation from field to food materials: Agro-food process engineering approach. 36th Inaugural Lecture Series of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 106 pp. www.unaab.edu.ng/download/Prof.%20Babatunde%20Adewale%20Adewumi.
  • Ibukun Adekola OLA, Adeayo D. ADEWUMI, Olajumoke O. ADEWUMI, Babatunde. A. ADEWUMI and Emmanuel Sunday A AJISEGIRI. 2018. 018. Development of vibratory honey extractor.International Conference on STEM: A driving force for sustainable development tagged COLENG 2018, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, May 14 -17, 2018. Pg. 519 -523. Nigeria.

No of Post Graduate Students Supervised and been Supervised:

  • PGD – Completed (15 No); Ongoing – Nil
  • M. Sc., M. Agric., M. Eng. – Completed (20 No); Ongoing – (12 No)
  • Ph. D – Completed (6 No); Ongoing – (6 No)

No of Article Published in Books, Chapters in Books, Journal and Conference Proceedings: 120

List of up to Five related Activities:

  • For the last 30 years (1988 – 2018), I have been involved in the design, fabrication and evaluation of more than 35 agro-food processing machines (for small and medium scale levels) to enhance food security in Nigeria and Africa for both crop and animal materials. I have also been involved in the development of an aerodynamic model for the design of grain classifier; software for the management of strategic grain reserve in Nigeria and another software for the prediction of EMC, RH and Temperature in silo.
  •  Member, Economic Committee, Nigerian Society of Engineers. Developed a proposal for production of pasture based food material upgrading the nomadic cattle grassing system to intensive non-nomadic cattle grassing system for the Nigerian Government. This is a multi-billion Naira project. 2017.
  • Chairman, Food and Agricultural Committee, Nigerian Society of Engineers. Developed national agro based food security project to capture food processing centres, fabrication of food drying & packing facilities, and fadama & aquaculture farming. This is a multi-billion Naira project. 2018.
  • Member, Civil, Agriculture and Interdisciplinary Board, Nigerian Society of Engineers. Developed a proposal for infrastructural development of selected rural communities in Nigeria. This is a multi-billion Naira project. 2018.
  • Team Member that prepared the proposal that won the World Bank Grant that established the Centre for Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), FUNAAB. The grant is $8M. 2014.

List of Original Inventions and Designs:

  • Development of a steamer unit for locust bean processing
  • Development of a powered burr-type dehuller for locust bean processing.  This  machine is adaptable for the wet dehulling of other legume varieties
  • Development of a manually operated concave-type locust bean dehuller.  This machine is adaptable for the wet dehulling of other legume varieties
  • Development of a laboratory equipment for the determination of static and dynamic angle of repose of granular agricultural materials
  • Development of a laboratory equipment for the measurement of the compressive strength of agricultural material
  • Development of hydro cyclone for legume hull separation
  • Development of a powered disc-type melon sheller
  • Development of a kerosene fueled table incubator
  • Development of a charcoal fueled table incubator
  • Development of optical devices for the determination of egg fertility at early age
  • Development of a citrus fruit juice extractor
  • Development of an electrically powered (AC/DC) incubator
  • Development of a cashew seed decorticator
  • Development of  a manual extractor for Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)
  • Development of  a motorized extractor for Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)
  • Development of  a manually operated milking machine for small ruminants
  • Development of a plantain slicing machine
  • Development of a beak trimming machine for poultry
  • Development of a manually operated impact type cocoa pod breaking machine
  • Development of  a motorized Extractor for Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)
  • Development of  a medium scale thresher-cleaner for legumes
  • Development of  a cross flow classifier test rig for legumes (UNU Research)
  • Development of  a manually operated charcoal fueled ‘Gari’ frying machine
  • Development of  a mango juice extractor
  • Development of  a screw extractor for ground nut oil
  • Development of  a pneumatic conveyor
  • Development of  a motorized charcoal fueled ‘Gari’ frying machine
  • Development of  a motorized coconut dehusking machine
  • Development of  a motorized medium scale sugarcane juice extractor
  • Development of  catfish harvester from ponds
  • Development of software for the management of strategic grain reserve in Nigeria
  • Development of software for the prediction of EMC,  RH and Temperature in silo
  • Development of  a motorized hay baler
  • Development of  an electrically powered grass dryer